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Most Popular Dating Site by State (MAP)

Which Online Love Connection is Your State Falling for?

Love is in the air and it’s apparent online, where an increasing number of singles find their next date virtually. Cupid’s arrows hit the target in online dating apps, which have seen triple the users in recent years. At, we wanted to speculate about which platforms get used most often to find partners in each state, and if any patterns emerged in our collective search for the perfect match.

What did our quest for dating data uncover? Niche apps that focus on demographic factors like religion, gender, or lifestyle are on the rise and trending heavily in certain parts of the country. We expected to see wide areas of Tinder country, where swiping right is part of the single life. And it’s true that Tinder peppers our map from sea to shining sea. But the unexpected winner of our virtual lonely hearts club? Christian Mingle, a faith-based dating site, dominates the Bible Belt. Unfortunately, experts have long observed that higher divorce rates also reign across the same sections of country, so perhaps Christians are mingling a little too much. Ahem.

To identify the most popular dating app, we utilized Google Trends data and isolated apps and sites that had statistically significant popularity in each state.

AlabamaChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
AlaskaTinderGamified Dating App
ArizonaTinderGamified Dating App
ArkansasFarmer’s OnlyRural focused dating
CaliforniaCoffee Meets BagelLadies choice dating
ColoradoeHarmonyTraditional Profile Match Site
ConnecticutMatch.comDating community
DelawareeHarmonyTraditional Profile Match Site
DCHingeFB friends Dating App
FloridaSenior People MeetSenior-focused dating
GeorgiaChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
HawaiiGrindrGay dating app
IdahoFarmer’s OnlyRural focused dating
IllinoisTinderGamified Dating App
IndianaGrindrGay dating app
IowaFarmer’s OnlyRural focused dating
KansasChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
KentuckyChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
LouisianaCougar LifeOlder women focused dating
MaineTinderGamified Dating App
MarylandeHarmonyTraditional Profile Match Site
MassachusettsSenior People MeetSenior-focused dating
MichiganTinderGamified Dating App
MinnesotaeHarmonyTraditional Profile Match Site
MississippiLuluWomen centric dating
MissouriChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
MontanaPlenty of FishTraditional Profile Match Site
NebraskaFarmer’s OnlyRural focused dating
NevadaGrindrGay dating app
New HampshireMatch.comDating community
New JerseyBumbleWomen first dating
New MexicoGrindrGay dating app
New YorkHappnLocation based dating
North CarolinaChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
North DakotaMatch.comDating community
OhioTinderGamified Dating App
OklahomaFarmer’s OnlyRural focused dating
OregonDownCasual dating
PennsylvaniaDownCasual dating
Rhode IslandTinderGamified Dating App
South CarolinaChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
South DakotaMatch.comDating community
TennesseeChristian MingleFaith-Based Profile Matching
TexasDownCasual dating
UtahLDS SinglesDating for Mormons
VermontOKCupidTraditional Profile Match Site
VirginiaDownCasual dating
WashingtonTinderGamified Dating App
West VirginiaFarmer’s OnlyRural focused dating
WisconsinMatch.comDating community
WyomingZooskInternational Dating App

Let’s do a deep dive into the data, shall we? We’ll determine exactly what the state of dating is in the United States and which apps have a little something more to say about the state that loves them.

Regional Romance

What’s trending across particular parts of the country? Take a look at what each region is head over heels for.

  • The South is way into Christian Mingle, choosing to keep the faith in online romance.
  • Western parts of the United States are down with more casual hook-ups like Grindr, Down, and Tinder.
  • The Northeast kicks it old-school with traditional profile sites like eHarmony, com, OK Cupid.
  • Midwest states keep it in the country by dating with Farmer’s Only.


Church Connections

The more heavily religious an area is, the more likely the favored darting app is to be affiliated with religion.

  • All across the Bible Belt, Christians can’t resist getting together with Christian Mingle.
  • Mormon couples opt to find the perfect connection in Utah with LDS Singles.

As you go west, however, and the non-religious population grows, religiously-affiliated dating gets jilted. You won’t find a single state that prefers to mingle the Christian way beyond the Rockies.


It’s all About the Ladies

Lots of recent, trendy dating apps focus on women  for a reason. Most of them are popular in states with some serious girl power going on.


A Few Other Favorite Findings 


Does your state’s dating app obsession seem like the perfect match? Share our map and discuss. But no fighting, kids. Only love. Sweet, sweet love.

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Kaz is a writer, blogger and social media junkie. She uses her tenacity to investigate the best of the Internets.

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